|By Samuel Vijaykumar||
|November 7, 2012 06:53 AM EST||
Upon reflection I posted the other day about mobile photography and prejudice, an interesting exercise would be to know the value we each took the photos with a smartphone. Press the opinion on it can help us know how we assume naturally or not the arrival of smartphones in the field of photography.
To break the ice before they leave us your vision, we will gather here the reflections that the Engadget team photo editors bring on this issue.
For me, these images everyday or found fortuitously have enormous value, both from the point of view of diary or log book, and from the photographic point of view, as they are in many cases unrepeatable images and almost "given away by random ". Value may be a particularly personal, but I think it is the most sincere and authentic I've found to do documentary photography.
I should not complain, my first digital camera had 3 megapixels and, except for printing issues, for the rest apaÃ±aba me. However, it will be because we become more demanding, my camera phone does not convince me finish. If anything with Instagram or some other app through their filters I can generate interesting pictures, but every time I have more clear that when I can give the jump to a smartphone which has better quality camera, because I do see the phone as a perfect tool to document our day to day and even to conduct art projects, but like everything else, a good idea should be accompanied by an acceptable technique and so far, my terminal, I am very limited.
The same qualities that make an excellent mobile photography art form are those that have punished the stigma of banality. "Simple and immediate", that's the premise of mobile photography and the double-edged sword that is punishing. Encouraged by these concepts are neglecting basic issues such as the composition or the issue itself, leaving the SLR for serious things and using the phone's camera to photograph our meetings or our pet friends.
External applications have not helped us to see it differently and rather than go for all serious publishers insist on those two previous premises precooked filters that make us stop worrying even more. The trend seems ripe for change but it will be slow. I'm on it.
As a professional photographer I discovered mobile photography in a new type and style of photography to outsource part of what I have in mind. Personally I think he can do great things with a smartphone, the problem is that when the masses tend to use this type of photography to an end much more simplistic, just to give a wrong impression of what it can become.
Mobile photography has its limitations but also has many pros that make it excellent for some types of work. Without going any further my latest personal project is done with a smartphone, but I have very clear that I can do all kinds of work with a mobile.
In short, the move to mobile photography banality can not really know if their means, and even more so if we ignore the visual language, making mediocre hand, if we know the possibilities can be any type of photography, as its quality today's image today is beyond doubt.
Many photographers resent the proliferation of pictures taken with mobile phones. I can even say that I am also distrust the massive use of these devices, as they contribute in some way to the dreaded "infoxication".
Sometimes I walk the timeline of my social network and I feel like every time step with more indifference all those pictures that people do food, kittens, or sunrises in an industrial area of ​​Getafe, not without having to overcome that slight feeling that produces satiety digest so much trash. In our society, information is very important, but so is time consuming to separate the wheat from the chaff.
However, like any tool, can be helpful if used right. In principle I think it is still not widely perceived as a means of artistic expression seriously, but has many possibilities, eg for street photography.
The area in which the mobile photography when fully seated is the marketing. With your smartphone you tell your fans, your company or your customers at all times where you are or what you are doing, and what you see. That is, generate content. It depends on us whether or not that content useful and attractive to the community. And I have the perception that users are increasingly demanding this point. That is the great challenge of mobile photography.
For me photography is a form of mobile share memories and experiences with people close and akin otherwise could not. It also represents a democratization of photography because it allows me to be a protagonist, spectator or witness to events and send them to some not so close.
With the emergence of digital cameras for photography taste people reached with analog would not have come. The same is true of mobile photography. That is, with the advent of smartphones fashion to capture an image, very simple and bland it has grown exponentially. And like all fads have positive and negative points.
With mobile and social networks photographic image can be forgotten as quickly as it is shared. Nowadays with Twitter, Facebook and Flickr, among other networks, everyone is susceptible to the new Cartier-Bresson. However, the phone allows a flexibility that would not have an analog. We can go unnoticed and photograph everything we want in a particular instant and decisive.
But like everything new, everything unknown, we must be very careful not to abuse mobile photography. This photo bombing through a mobile can generate eventually wear between people, and worst of all, this attrition could be detrimental to the immediacy and speed that we can offer a mobile when capturing an interesting time.
Capture images with a mobile or a DSLR for me is, is photography. Each has advantages. The SLR quality but give us the mobile gives us immediate. None of them are exclusive and can seize together. Mobile photography allows us, well used, a promotion and interaction with other professionals and users very interesting. Ultimately, it all depends on the eye that is behind the camera.
And eventually mine, saying that I lived in mobile photography with different stages, with different sensations. First as mere experimentation without too much attention, then I was interested and I tried to go to get more out of learning, up to a point with which he had become more photographic tool I've been using.
Ideal for my photography more personal, day to day, with my family, meeting friends, but also with demands to learn to make the most, learning to handle multiple applications thoroughly, sharing some … to finally be a more camera.
We are interested to know and hopefully you participate in the Meet the Experts about photography in which they will present this and other aspects of photography. We can go on discussing your ideas, questions and invite you to follow in detail with video streaming (from our cover) and also on Twitter.
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